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CEO Mandy Shaw to depart from Blaze Pizza

Sources say she is leaving the fast-casual pizza chain, though details of the departure and its timing are not yet clear.


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The chicken wing chain's chief revenue and technology officer is moving to a CEO position, but where she is going has not been revealed.

The former Maggiano's president will helm the growing parent of Crisp & Green and Stalk & Spade as it adds a third brand called Paco & Lime.

He succeeds Dave Wetzel, who is retiring after a 37-year career in the restaurant business.

Former Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar president and COO will lead new growth for Detroit-style pizzeria.

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The chain also appointed a new chief legal officer and announced the departures of its CIO and chief concept officer, setting the stage for an almost entirely revamped C-suite under new CEO G.J. Hart.

The 20-year veteran of the pizza chain played a key role in some of its high-profile initiatives, such as its first Super Bowl commercial.

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